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2014 BRFSS Survey Results: Piedmont North Carolina**

Colorectal Cancer Screening (Age 50+)

Sigmoidoscopy and colonoscopy are exams in which a tube is inserted in the rectum
to view the bowel for signs of cancer or other health problems.

Have you ever had either of these exams?

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 4,246 3,178 72.8 71.2-74.3 1,068 27.2 25.7-28.8
-Piedmont NC 2,219 1,688 74.3 72.1-76.4 531 25.7 23.6-27.9
GENDER
Male 908 662 70.4 66.8-73.7 246 29.6 26.3-33.2
Female 1,311 1,026 77.6 74.7-80.2 285 22.4 19.8-25.3
RACE
White 1,712 1,337 76.7 74.2-78.9 375 23.3 21.1-25.8
African American 398 290 70.3 64.7-75.3 108 29.7 24.7-35.3
Other minorities 87 *** *** *** *** *** ***
HISPANIC
Hispanic 57 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic 2,149 1,654 75.2 73.0-77.3 495 24.8 22.7-27.0
AGE
50-54 308 170 54.9 48.8-60.8 138 45.1 39.2-51.2
55-64 723 555 77.5 73.9-80.7 168 22.5 19.3-26.1
65-74 665 559 83.7 80.2-86.6 106 16.3 13.4-19.8
75+ 473 378 83.0 79.0-86.4 95 17.0 13.6-21.0
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 266 164 61.8 55.0-68.2 102 38.2 31.8-45.0
H.S. or G.E.D. 578 417 70.8 66.4-74.8 161 29.2 25.2-33.6
Some Post-H.S. 565 459 79.6 75.4-83.3 106 20.4 16.7-24.6
College Graduate 799 641 78.9 75.4-82.1 158 21.1 17.9-24.6
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 210 125 56.9 48.9-64.6 85 43.1 35.4-51.1
$15,000- 24,999 341 240 69.0 63.1-74.4 101 31.0 25.6-36.9
$25,000- 34,999 207 159 76.5 69.2-82.5 48 23.5 17.5-30.8
$35,000- 49,999 256 201 73.0 65.6-79.3 55 27.0 20.7-34.4
$50,000+ 713 597 81.6 78.0-84.8 116 18.4 15.2-22.0
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 752 591 76.5 72.7-80.0 161 23.5 20.0-27.3
No 1,456 1,092 73.6 70.8-76.1 364 26.4 23.9-29.2
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 327 262 79.5 73.8-84.2 65 20.5 15.8-26.2
Non-Veteran 1,889 1,423 73.4 71.0-75.7 466 26.6 24.3-29.0
RURAL COUNTY RESIDENT
Yes 797 605 73.7 69.9-77.2 192 26.3 22.8-30.1
No 1,422 1,083 74.7 71.9-77.2 339 25.3 22.8-28.1

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PLEASE NOTE: Due to changes in the weighting methodology and other factors, results from 2014 are NOT comparable to 2010
and earlier years.

***The estimate was suppressed because it did not meet statistical reliability standards. See BRFSS 2014 Annual Results Technical Notes for more details.

^Use caution in interpreting cell sizes less than 50, % = Percentage, C.I.(95%) = Confidence Interval (at 95 percent probability level).
Percentages are weighted to population characteristics and therefore cannot be calculated exactly from the numbers in this table.

Eastern North Carolina: Beaufort, Bertie, Bladen, Brunswick, Camden, Carteret, Chowan, Columbus, Craven, Cumberland, Currituck, Dare, Duplin, Edgecombe, Gates, Greene, Halifax, Harnett, Hertford, Hoke, Hyde, Johnston, Jones, Lenoir, Martin, Nash, New Hanover, Northampton, Onslow, Pamlico, Pasquotank, Pender, Perquimans, Pitt, Robeson, Sampson, Scotland, Tyrrell, Washington, Wayne, and Wilson counties.
**Piedmont North Carolina: Alamance, Alexander, Anson, Cabarrus, Caswell, Catawba, Chatham, Cleveland, Davidson, Davie, Durham, Forsyth, Franklin, Gaston, Granville, Guilford, Iredell, Lee, Lincoln, Mecklenburg, Montgomery, Moore, Orange, Person, Randolph, Richmond, Rockingham, Rowan, Stanly, Stokes, Union, Vance, Wake, Warren, and Yadkin counties.
Western North Carolina: Alleghany, Ashe, Avery, Buncombe, Burke, Caldwell, Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Henderson, Jackson, McDowell, Macon, Madison, Mitchell, Polk, Rutherford, Surry, Swain, Transylvania, Watauga, Wilkes, and Yancey counties.

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